Self-Driving Cars By Waymo Being Vandalized In US
Individuals throwing rocks and knives have vandalized self-driving cars managed by Waymo, which is the driverless car firm controlled by Alphabet (Google’s parent company) in the US state of Arizona. Over 20 scenarios of vandalism on the self-driving vehicles have supposedly taken place since 2017, when Waymo came to Arizona.
The assailant around noon one day slipped out of a park in October, aiming in on the target, which was idling at a closely intersection. The target was a self-driving car controlled by Waymo, The New York Times claimed this week. There have been incidents of Waymo cars being showered with rocks while various others have attempted to get them off the road.
The latest vandalism was one of the almost 2 dozen assaults on driverless cars over the last 2 Years in Arizona, where Waymo began testing its cars in 2017. The self-driving car firm has claimed that it was receiving support from the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
On a related note, last month Waymo rolled out Waymo One, its first business ride hailing service. People in areas of the metro Phoenix region can employ an application to ask for an autonomous car anytime much like they might ask for ridesharing vehicles, complete with trip reviews and price estimates. Almost 3 adults and a kid can travel at a time. Although, Waymo is beginning carefully, it is expecting to avoid additional collisions and facilitate the community into a driverless realm.
The service will originally be restricted to “early users” who have already been a fraction of test programs by Waymo. This first slot will also find drivers ready to participate in case of an issue. Those pre-launch users will not be done with tests, either. There will be an initiative set up to test modifications prior to they arrive at Waymo One.